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Gauge theories in the twentieth century

Author: John C Taylor
Publisher: London : Imperial College Press, cop. 2001.
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This volume brings together the key papers in the history of gauge theories, including the discoveries of: the role of gauge transformations in the quantum theory of electrically charged particles in  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John C Taylor
ISBN: 1860942822 9781860942822
OCLC Number: 823690556
Notes: Bibliogr. przy rozdz. - Indeks.
Description: XXI, 380 s. : rys., wykr. ; 26 cm
Contents: Gauge Invariance in Electromagnetism; Non-Abelian Gauge Theories; Gravity as a Gauge Theory; Gauge Invariance and Superconductivity; Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking and Particle Physics; Gauge-Fixing in Non-Abelian Gauge Theories; Gauge Identities and Unitarity; Asymptotic Freedom; Monopoles and Vortex Lines; Non-Pertubative Approaches; Instantons and Vacuum Structure; Three-Dimensional Gauge Fields and Topological Actions; Gauge Theories and Mathematics.
Responsibility: ed. John C. Taylor.


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"J C Taylor recently edited a collection of original articles on gauge theory, starting with a few pages from Maxwell's 'Treatise'. The collection is well chosen, and is introduced by an instructive Read more...

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